Saturday, July 10, 2010
Inspired by Bill's Hens
Rising to Bill's Challenge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorus_maver/4774391349/) I used my splatter and splash method to begin moving into animal paintings. It took several attempts before I was satisfied with this hen - but oh it was fun -- THANK YOU BILL!!! You have inspired me to begin seeing animals in my splashes!!!
I simplified the image to a single hen. (The one I attempted with two hens became too busy.) But I really enjoyed this and will be 'looking' for more animals!
Funny thing about chickens -- so many of my staff and Plant A Row volunteers are raising chickens -- for their eggs and for their meat ...they're good layers, provide an organic 'insect control' and often provide fertilizer for the garden... plus they're hilarious to watch! The B&B where I stayed had chickens - -and like dogs and cats, each has a personality that can be such fun to observe....!
Again, thank you Bill for the 'stretch'!
Though some of the towns around me have had rain, we're still dry as dust. I spent a good amount of time watering plants yesterday. Today, again with promises of the wet stuff, we're staining the new window molding and moving things around ... a bit house-focused but necessary.
It's cooled a bit with the cloud cover - but mercy, I wish it would rain!
Have a great day!